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Zimbabwe
The construction of a classroom block at Lesedi Primary School is taking shape thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and guests of Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). The walls of the new Grade 6 classrooms are now up, keeping on track for construction to be complete before the end of the year. Founded...
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With the majority of our schools all nearing the middle of term, there is always plenty to do when we get the chance to visit them, and the Tsholotsho region (as one of our biggest) is no exception. With ‘Percy’ (our hard working Ford Ranger) filled to the brim, we set off from Victoria Falls...
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Renovations at St Mary’s Primary School in Hwange are in full swing thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and guests of Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). A dilapidated two-storey building on the school property is being rehabilitated, converting it into five classrooms and a library. One of the largest schools in the area...
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Having recently received another substantial donation of solar lights from the donors at the Bourke Family Foundation, the Zambezi Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team set out to distribute these to the areas where they are needed most, namely the Hwange and Tsholotsho areas. In keeping with the ongoing ‘Lights for Literacy’ programme, our main...
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The ability to read and write is the foundation on which all education rests, and here at Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi we have noticed a clear deterioration in the number of literate students progressing to the older grades. This decrease is largely due to the limited support lower grade teachers receive, as older...
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Having been managed by Children in the Wilderness (CITW) South Africa over the last few years, the decision was recently undertaken to pass the management of the Maramani schools in the Beitbridge region back to CITW Zambezi. We packed up our trusty Ford Ranger with all the new Eco-Club trunk supplies, and headed out to...
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Meet the Children in the Wilderness team! Last week we gathered at the Rivonia offices we share withWilderness Safaris for our annual regional workshop.  Three super energising days later saw the regional coordinators heading back to their respective countries to implement the life-changing plans and projects they finalised.  The Children in the Wilderness Team Back L...
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With the Eco-Clubs off to a great start in Term 2 here in the Zambezi Region, we also wanted to ensure that students are mindful of keeping their environment litter-free. As the term began, we asked all teachers to undertake litter collection within and around their schools. Eco-Mentors took charge of this with much enthusiasm,...
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With winter creeping in, some of our male teachers from the Tsholotsho region found their saving grace in the form of a purposeful donation. The smiles on their faces as they received the new items of clothing was truly heart-‘warming’. The teachers in Zimbabwe are held to a high standard in dress code, and are...
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There was great excitement in Tsholotsho last week as the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team arrived and announced that there had been a donation. Located south of Hwange National Park, schools in this region are very isolated with high levels of poverty affecting the area. In communities such as this one, many children would...
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